Chemical preparations for photographic uses (other than varnishes, glues, adhesives and similar preparations); unmixed products for photographic uses, put up in measured portions or for retail sale

3707 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Photographic Chemicals. In 2021, Photographic Chemicals were the world's 450th most traded product, with a total trade of $7B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Photographic Chemicals grew by 12.7%, from $6.21B to $7B. Trade in Photographic Chemicals represent 0.033% of total world trade.

Photographic Chemicals are a part of Photo & movie goods. They include Chemical preparations for photographic uses, nes and Sensitising emulsions.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Photographic Chemicals  were Japan ($3.62B), South Korea ($839M), United States ($593M), Chinese Taipei ($317M), and Germany ($290M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Photographic Chemicals were China ($1.95B), Chinese Taipei ($1.03B), South Korea ($646M), United States ($566M), and Germany ($321M).

Ranking Photographic Chemicals ranks 4th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Chemical preparations for photographic uses are used to make the development of photographs possible. These preparations include, but are not limited to, chemicals such as nitrate salts, sodium thiosulfate, potassium bromide, potassium iodide, silver nitrate, ammonium thiocyanate, and magnesium sulfate.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)Japan$3.62B
Top Destination (2021)China$1.95B

In 2021 Photographic Chemicals were the world's 450th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Photographic Chemicals were Japan ($3.62B), South Korea ($839M), United States ($593M), Chinese Taipei ($317M), and Germany ($290M).

In 2021, the top importers of Photographic Chemicals were China ($1.95B), Chinese Taipei ($1.03B), South Korea ($646M), United States ($566M), and Germany ($321M).

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Exporters of Photographic Chemicals (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Japan$520M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)China$406M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Photographic Chemicals grew the fastest in Japan ($520M), South Korea ($148M), United States ($57.2M), Belgium ($49.3M), and China ($39.3M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Photographic Chemicals were China ($406M), South Korea ($102M), Chinese Taipei ($92.6M), Hong Kong ($81.9M), and United States ($52.7M).

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Exporters of Photographic Chemicals (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Photographic Chemicals (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Photographic Chemicals.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 2.74. This means that most of the exports of Photographic Chemicals are explained by 6 countries.

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Value of Exports in Photographic Chemicals

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Japan$3.52B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)China$1.69B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Photographic Chemicals. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Photographic Chemicals during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Photographic Chemicals were Japan ($3.52B), South Korea ($193M), Belgium ($131M), Netherlands ($113M), and United States ($27.5M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Photographic Chemicals were China ($1.69B), Chinese Taipei ($709M), Hong Kong ($253M), United Kingdom ($165M), and Singapore ($133M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Photographic Chemicals, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Chemical preparations for photographic uses, nes ($6.61B) and Sensitising emulsions ($391M)

HS6 Disaggregation for Photographic Chemicals (2021)
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Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Photographic Chemicals.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Photographic Chemicals in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Photographic Chemicals by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Photographic Chemicals to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Relative Relatedness by Country (2021)

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